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Head of People



People & HR
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Slang is hiring a Head of People who will play a crucial role in the leadership and growth of the company as we expand the team and set ambitious growth goals. In this role, you will partner closely with the CEO and Slang Leadership Team to build our people infrastructure, policies, and processes to ensure all people-related activities are executed smoothly throughout the employee lifecycle. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of building and managing people-related programs and processes at an early-stage company. They must be highly adaptable as the organization grows and evolves, be comfortable navigating the challenges of a fast-paced startup environment, and have the ability to foster high-performing teams across a remote workforce.


  • Build the foundations to a world class employee recruiting program that attracts high performers
  • Design and implement talent strategy across functional teams while evaluating current capabilities and growth opportunities for the organization
  • Create a streamlined and fun employee onboarding process that speeds up Slang employees’ time to value and time to adding to Slang’s culture
  • Launch a performance management program with core competencies by job titles and levels
  • Implement programs and processes that reinforce Slang’s core values across Slang’s hybrid workforce and retains top talent
  • Own overall responsibility for human resource operations, compliance, HRIS systems, benefits, and talent management, including developing our compensation philosophy and total rewards


  • 10+ years of people operations experience, 5+ years at high growth company preferred
  • Strong track record of bridging strategy into day to day operations and execution
  • Ability to manage complex people programs including policy design and implementation
  • Significant experience with HRIS and ATS platforms for operational workflow
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work with colleagues from executives to individual contributors while setting the tone for the team

Bonus Points

  • Start up experience
  • Experience in the restaurants, eCommerce, or hospitality space
  • Experience with Lever or other applicant tracking systems
Competitive pay
Generous equity
Healthcare fully compensated
Generous vacation
Our Vision
Calling a business shouldn’t feel like a robot-hostage situation, where you’re forced to listen to horrible music and can't reach a human, while enduring a soulless voice uttering "I'm sorry I didn't quite get that" on repeat for eternity. (shudder) That’s why we started Slang.ai. We use the latest AI and audio wizardry to make transacting via voice so enjoyable it’s more human than human. By 2030, we will save businesses and consumers 1 billion minutes of precious time while transforming voice channels into the preferred mode of communication (it's faster and easier than text).
We have backgrounds building product at companies like Spotify, Buzzfeed, the New York Times, and OpenTable —shipping experiences that have reached hundreds of millions of users. Now, we’re using our backgrounds to start a new culture, one that puts product and human-centered design above all else while fostering constant learning and growth. Sound like something you’d like to be part of? Get on board.
Our Values
Overachiever Fever. We’re overachievers (we don’t know any other way)
Learner Fervor. We take every opportunity to learn (especially when it’s hard)
Humility Ability. We approach each other with curiosity and openness (know-it-alls not welcome!)
SMB MVP. We’re an expert member of our customers’ teams (we earn their trust)